Sunday, November 09, 2008
R.I.P. -- John Leonard (1939-2008)
Some sad news this week: the critic John Leonard, he of the famously purple prose, the marvelously extended paragraph, and the allusions to Looney Tunes and Wittgenstein in the same sentence, died earlier this week. He was 69. The world will feel a little too quiet in the absence of Leonard's playful, rambunctious voice.